Tis the season for festive cocktails! Nashville has been keeping busy with its holiday popup bars. There’s almost too many to mention, let alone visit before Christmas. That’s why, in the spirit of merriment, I’m sharing my 5 favorite places to visit for the best holiday cocktails in Nashville. Follow along!
5 Places to Visit for the Best Holiday Cocktail in Nashville
Now, before I spill the hot chocolate (get it, instead of tea), Nashville is insane right now. I always recommend making reservations or arriving right as these bars open. If not, there’s a chance you’ll have to wait for a while or not get it at all.
I love the Fairlane Hotel. They have the best pop-up bars and they always let me shoot content in their beautiful space. I’ve been twice already this holiday season and my favorite cocktails are the ‘Fa La La Lit’ and ‘Gettin’ Blitzen.’ I also recommend sharing a charcuterie board and some sugar cookies with your friends!
They’re open Monday – Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Make sure to make a reservation!
Ever want to live like Kevin McCallister in Home Alone? Well you kind of can at Noelle! Head to the lower level and get into the secret bar. You’ll go through a room of lights, open the door and be in Chicago right at Kevin’s door! From there you’ll get the “map” AKA the menu. You can order Little Nero’s Pizza, cocktails like ‘Thirsty for More” and ‘Keep the Change You Filthy Animal.’ It’s so nostalgic and perfect, you’ll go home and immediately watch the movie.
There are no reservations so get there early!
We can live like Jack and Sally if we want (any Blink-182 fans here?). The Parlour Bar at The Dream is now The Nightmare Before… This is a hard one to get into so get there early! I’m a fan of getting a seat at the bar and letting the bartenders whip up something special just for you.
If you like a cozy bar vibe, head to the Bobby Hotel. They have heated igloos on their rooftop in addition to ice skating and some yummy cocktails. You have rent an igloo for yourself and your party. If you walk in, you can maybe find a seat around a campfire outdoors. But take it from me, you’ll want to rent an igloo. Go in on it with some friends and make a night of it! It’s such a cool way to spend the holidays with friends and loved ones.
The Bobby is also famous for its retro camper on the roof. It’s been transformed for the holidays! The camper lounge is walk-in only so first come, first serve!
The synthetic ice rink is $10 per person and sessions are available every hour from open to close.
Virgin Hotels are already such a vibe, but the Nashville hotel has transformed their top floor/rooftop into a ski lodge! Have all the aprés ski vibes with fire, hot chocolate, boozy drinks and comfort food. Luckily they take reservations so book your table so you’re sure to get in! The Lodge is open Sunday – Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (kitchen closes At 10 p.m.) and Friday – Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. (kitchen closes At 11 p.m.)